The Uraía Platform analyses and shares city experiences, organizes knowledge exchanges, produces recommendations on specific topics of interest for cities; offers opportunities for networking and match-making between cities and their partners, it also provides technical assistance to its partner cities to develop innovative projects.
Uraía supports innovation in local public management by encouraging the introduction of SMART technologies in three main areas:
Municipal finances: Uraía explores how local governments can use SMART technologies to increase local revenues and reduce expenses, including SMART solutions that help expanding local taxation, tackle informality, and improve legislation and procedures.
Public services and infrastructure: Uraía explores how local governments can make public services more efficient thanks to SMART technologies, including SMART solutions that help reducing costs and save energy in public lighting, water supply, waste management or mobility.
Uraía is an alliance of a variety of actors working together to identify concrete solutions to reinforce municipal finances, improve transparency as well as cost-effectiveness in urban services provision. Uraía is a network of more than 100 partners from all the five continents inclusive of;
local governments and their associations;
service and technology providers from the private sector;
universities, experts and research institutes;
international organizations and civil society;
ministries and national departments in charge of innovation in public management.